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  • Adiantum pedatum | Northern Maidenhair Fern

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    Deciduous. This rare Nova Scotia native has dainty bright green fronds held up on shiny black stems creating a light, airy texture in the woodland garden. Easy to grow, spreading by shallow rhizomes to form a dense groundcover.


  • Asplenium trichomanes subsp. trichomanes

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    Evergreen. Native to northeastern North America, this little charmer has spreading, deep green fronds that form a dense, spreading rosette. Fronds are held almost upright in our sunny rock garden.


  • Athyrium angustum forma rubellum | Red-Stemmed Northern Lady Fern

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    Deciduous. Often labeled ‘Lady in Red’, this northeastern North American native produces lacy green fronds on contrasting stems of deep maroon to sharp red. Colour takes one or two winters to really show. Like most Lady Ferns, the frond stems are delicate, so site where protected from strong winds or trampling pets.


  • Cheilanthes argentea | Silver Cloak Fern

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    Evergreen. Native of Siberia to SE Asia. Like other dryland ferns it’s dwarf in size. Fronds are star-shaped, rich matte green on top, and a striking silvery-white underneath. Fronds curl when stressed by drought, but unfurl when moisture returns.


  • Cheilanthes lanosa | Hairy Lip Fern

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    Evergreen. This native of south and central North America makes lose clumps of soft-textured, fuzzy, olive-green fronds with chestnut coloured stems. Extremely drought tolerant, it may shrivel up during dry periods only to reemerge when moisture returns. In addition to a sharply draining rock garden soil mix, a top dressing of grit or gravel will keep roots cool in sunny locations.


  • Dryopteris cristata | Crested Wood Fern

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    Evergreen fertile leaves; deciduous sterile leaves. Circumboreal origin. Loose clusters of deep green narrow, twice pinnate fronds. Fertile fronds are larger and more erect than the infertile ones. Native to mucky soils in wet woods, it will tolerate much less moisture. Requires very little care.


  • Dryopteris goldiana

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    Deciduous. Named for a guy not a colour, Goldie’s is the largest of the wood ferns native to northeastern North America. Huge clusters of bright green arching fronds spread slowly by rhizome to create stately colonies. Protect from strong winds.


  • Dryopteris intermedia | Intermediate Wood Fern

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    Semi-evergreen to evergreen. Also known as Fancy Wood Fern, this common northeastern North American fern has delicate-looking, thrice-cut fronds. Often found growing naturally on very rocky soils and simply beautiful emerging from a bed of moss. it is the most drought-tolerant of our native wood ferns.


  • Dryopteris marginalis

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    Evergreen. This native of northeastern North American woodlands features leathery, bluish-green fronds forming a nice clump. Fronds will flatten out with snowfall but remain a welcome site of green all winter long. Drought tolerant once established.


  • Dryopteris x australis | Dixie Wood Fern

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    Semi-evergreen, winter recumbent. Native to eastern NA. This naturally occuring hybrid between D. celsa and D. ludoviciana makes a dense, upright clump of glossy, bright green fronds. Protect from strong winds.


  • Gymnocarpium dryopteris

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    Deciduous. Our native oak fern sports branching triangular bright-green fronds. A low, non-aggressive groundcover, it spreads easily in loose, humus rich woodland soil. Intolerant of hot summers.


  • Pellaea atropurpurea | Purple Cliff Brake

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    Evergreen. Native to eastern North America. Blue-grey leaflets on purple stems – a real treat. Clumping habit.